Pin cushion

dated 1791

Object Place: New England, USA


13 x 9 cm (5 1/8 x 3 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Center to center: 0.09 x 0.13

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

White silk satin with silver alloy pins, and gilt wrapped thread

Not On View


Textile- and costume-making

White satin edged with tarnished silver thread. On one side pin heads form a pot of flowers and in each corner is a digit of the date, 1791. On the other side, pin heads form the words, HANNAH CODMAN, and MARRIED NOV ‘20 1788. Also two flowers and a boat (?) appears. Satin worn in some areas.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik